Scott M. Graffius's Agile Scrum Helps Startups and Other Businesses Innovate
09/20/2019

Agile Project Management Expert Scott M. Graffius Featured in New Book on Innovation Management

Online PR News – 20-September-2019 – Los Angeles, California – A fantastic agile transformation experience and result with a client organization in the entertainment industry was the inspiration for Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions by Scott M. Graffius, Principal Consultant and the CEO of Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™. Dr. Harold Kerzner's new book, Innovation Project Management, features content from Graffius's book:

"Shifting customer needs are common in today's marketplace. Businesses must be adaptive and responsive to change while delivering an exceptional customer experience to be competitive. Traditional development and delivery frameworks such as waterfall are often ineffective. In contrast, Scrum is a value-driven agile approach which incorporates adjustments based on regular and repeated customer and stakeholder feedback. And Scrum's built-in rapid response to change leads to substantial benefits such as fast time-to-market, higher satisfaction, and continuous improvement—which supports innovation and drives competitive advantage."
— Scott M. Graffius, Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions

About Harold Kerzner

Harold Kerzner, Ph.D., is Senior Executive Director at the International Institute for Learning, Inc., a global learning solutions company that conducts training for leading corporations throughout the world. He is a globally recognized expert on project, program, and portfolio management. Dr. Kerzner is the author of several bestselling books.

About Innovation Project Management

Innovation Project Management (ISBN-13: 9781119587293) provides practical advice and actionable tools for effectively managing innovation projects. It shares insights from project managers at world-class organizations such as Airbus, IBM, and Siemens on how they manage innovation projects. Additionally, the book explores a variety of types of innovation including co-creation, value-driven, agile, open versus closed, and more. The resource is for professional project managers, corporate managers, innovation team members, as well as students in project management, innovation, and entrepreneurship programs.

About Scott M. Graffius

Scott M. Graffius, CSP-SM, CSP-PO, CSM, CSPO, PMP, ITIL, LSSGB is a project management expert, consultant, award-winning author, and international speaker. Graffius is a Principal Consultant and the CEO of Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions, a professional services firm, where he helps clients strengthen their project management capabilities and realize their strategic objectives and business initiatives. Before that, he ran and supervised the delivery of projects and programs in public and private companies with businesses ranging from e-commerce to advanced technology, manufacturing, entertainment, and more. Graffius is the author of two award-winning books on agile project management. He regularly speaks at conferences and other events around the world.

About Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions

Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions (ISBN-13: 9781533370242) provides readers with practical information they can use to get benefits from the most popular agile framework, Scrum. The book presents top practices from successful implementations based on Graffius's hands-on experience and 116 diverse sources such as the Scrum Alliance, the Project Management Institute, MIT, the IEEE, Gartner, and the Software Engineering Institute. Benefits from Scrum include delivering products in short cycles with rapid adaptation to change, fast time-to-market, and continuous improvement, which supports innovation and drives competitive advantage. The resources is for those interested or involved in innovation, project management, product development, software engineering or technology management. The publication has garnered 17 first place awards. Graffius and his book have been featured in Yahoo Finance, Informa, the Dallas Business Journal, Computer Weekly, the PM World Journal, NHD Podcast, Learning Solutions, Innovation Project Management, and additional media outlets and publications.

About Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions

Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions helps clients strengthen their project management capabilities and realize their strategic objectives and business initiatives. The firm provides advisory, training, and facilitative consulting services related to project, program, portfolio, and PMO management inclusive of agile, waterfall, and hybrid approaches. While every engagement is unique, business outcomes typically include getting more projects done, faster delivery and time-to-market, improved on-budget performance, better management of risks, improved customer and stakeholder satisfaction, and more consistent realization of business results. Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions backs its services with a Delighted Client Guarantee™.

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